Oh my goodness is all I have to say! It all began on Sunday when Micah begin to get a runny nose. I'm not going to complain at all because he is overall a very well little boy and Rarely Ever gets sick. Thank goodness....anyway he passed his yuckiness to the rest of us. Stacy is fighting a sore throat type cold, and I felt so bad yesterday that I thought I might die (I didn't) I let Micah know that I didn't feel well yesterday and that we would be staying home (not going to take a picture to his "friend" at Wal-Mart) We had an okay morning....as well as a morning can go with me feeling awful and Micah feeling wonderful. You know, some people can just put their kid on the couch in front of the TV and just be lazy....that's Not at all the way it works here. Micah needs to be entertained or he gets into trouble. Anyway, I was SO looking forward to Micah's nap time so that I could take a nap myself. I never take naps, but I thought maybe I'd wake up feeling better. Micah fought sleep and played (made a HUGE mess) in his room for at least 45 minutes before he finally passed out. I did rest my eyes and was feeling a little better when I heard him stirring. I went to get him and this is what I found.....
Micah had found a PERMANENT MARKER that had fallen off of the top shelf of his closet and made some beautiful "art work." You may be wondering why in the world would anyone have a permanent marker in their kid's room to begin with....Well I have had this one in Micah's room since his first Christmas. His Wonderful "Aunt D" made him the coolest ever growth chart, and that's how we keep track of it. Just the other day, I was looking for the marker to chart his growth, and I couldn't find it. I moved it from his top dresser drawer to the top of his closet because now he can stand on his bed and open dresser drawers. I thought I was being very smart. Last week he asked to play with a toy that was on the shelf in his closet....I guess the marker fell when I got the toy down! When I opened the door yesterday Micah said "Here it is" He knew I had been looking for it.... But all I could say was "You've ruined it all." I didn't know what to do....So I called Daphne who knows the answers to most of my child raising questions (Mama was working) I cried. Daphne told me to use the Magic Eraser and rubbing alcohol. I didn't get a picture of this....and the ones that I do have are that great, but He drew ALL over his furniture, his walls, door, and 1/4 of his toys, his body, his clothes, and oh yeah and the carpet too!! The walls were the least of my worries, we can always paint them. I was most worried about his dresser....All I have to say is Thank you Mr. Clean! The toys are as good as their going to be for now. His clothes will become play clothes, his room will be repainted, but the carpet is a work still in progress. I used alcohol so much in that room that I could feel my brain cells dying. The marker is still on the carpet, but it's a lot lighter. I'll try nail polish remover when he wakes up today so that his room will have time to air out before bed time. Anyone have any other ideas that might work? I think that Micah will have a wood floor in his room in our next house!
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